Textbook and Assignments: The electronic textbook can be found at https://my.pltw.org. Additional practice can be found at https://academy.autodesk.com It is the student’s obligation to track assignments, be responsible for gathering missed assignments, and be prepared with completed assignments at the beginning of each class period. Each individual student will maintain a “Daily Agenda Worksheet” notating assigned homework and class curriculum. If you miss a day, please copy this information from your desk partner. The Engineering Notebook will be used for physical drawings and notes the student will submit for grading. PowerSchool is where students may find grades and upcoming assignments and grades.
Software, Supplies and Materials: Download the FREE 2017 student version at http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software Create an account using the city Concord and School CVCHS. For Apple computers, the software requires a PC converter software like Boot Camp.
College & Internship Opportunities: Opportunities are updated regularly at https://www.pltw.org/experience-pltw/student-opportunities
Guest speakers: Throughout the school year we will have guest speakers representing various engineering industries. Parents/Guardians please let me know if you have contacts in the engineering field (or even yourself) who would like to present to the class. We are open to in-person or Skype formats.
About Project Lead The Way: Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization and the nation's leading provider of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. PLTW’s world-class, activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate partners, help students develop the skills needed to succeed in our global economy. PLTW students apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning.
About The Engineering and Design Academy: Developed as a smaller school within a school, the mission of The Engineering and Design Academy is to provide a firm educational foundation in the areas of math and science enhanced by problem-solving and engineering applications. Emphasis is placed upon the critical thinking, collaboration, and teamwork skills necessary in our increasingly technological world. The Engineering and Design Academy is more than just science, technology, engineering and mathematics; it’s about learning real skills, solving real problems, and making real discoveries about the real world. By working with your classmates, teachers, and parents, students help create a learning experience unlike any other. Inside the academy, students will work hands-on with technology while applying scientific principles and theories in fun and exciting ways. The Engineering and Design Academy is designed to allow students to explore their interests and career options in the areas of science and mathematics. Students will apply classroom topics to hands-on activities including laboratory experimentation and original research. Students are encouraged to invent and create while exercising problem-solving and critical thinking skills.